Dr. Eric Nelson with Alomere Health honored by Minnesota Hospital Association

Four trustees received training on current health care trends, governance best practices, ethics, government regulations, patient safety and quality.

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ST. PAUL — Dr. Eric Nelson with Alomere Health in Alexandria was among four hospital and health system trustees from across Minnesota who were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association.

The rigorous and comprehensive certification process prepares hospital and health system trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital and health system board and to be strong health care and community leaders.

By participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital and health system trustees receive training on current health care trends, governance best practices, ethics, government regulations, patient safety and quality.

Participants undergo 30 hours of coursework, making Minnesota’s initiative the most comprehensive in the nation.

“Hospitals and health systems are cornerstones for the communities they serve, and are facing a multitude of historic challenges,” said Dr. Rahul Koranne, MHA president and CEO. “MHA’s trustee certification program ensures that hospital and health system leaders are well-prepared for their roles.”


The evolution of governance policies and practices is ongoing. Trustees earning these certifications demonstrate their commitment to patients, staff, and the communities their hospital and health system serve.

The newly certified trustees include Nelson, Richard Peterson with Rainy Lake Medical Center, Steve Condon with CCM Health, and Kathleen Ryan with Riverwood Healthcare Center.

For more information about MHA’s hospital trustee certification program, visit .

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) represents Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems, which employ more than 127,000 people, provide high-quality care for patients, and meet the needs of communities.

Since 1917, MHA has worked to provide Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems with the resources, best practices, and guidance to provide an exceptional patient experience and high-quality, affordable care that extends beyond the hospital’s walls. 

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